STACY Walsh went to last year's Capricornia Sale with one wish for her husband - that this time they would buy a grey Ferocity colt. She reasoned it was a winning breed in Rockhampton and she liked greys.
Her husband, Patrick, had raced horses every year since she had known him. His last winner was four years ago in Mackay, so he obviously needed some lady luck.
Patrick said he set off around the sale complex, to finally find Our Neddy Boy - a grey Ferocity colt out of the Red Ransom mare Rembrandts Ransom, in the Oaklands Stud draft, owned by Neville Stewart.
They bought him for $6000 and threw caution to the wind and sold a half share to his wife's mother, Estelle Lawrence, to race with him in partnership.
At his second start two weeks ago, Our Neddy Boy won the Capricornia Sales and Race 10th-13th QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap (1050m) in Rockhampton, under the guidance of trainer Jarrod Whelow and his jockey partner Tracy O'Hara.
Patrick Walsh, who also runs a spelling farm, said he was thrilled with the win.
"I would have been happy if a win came in the bush but to win here in town, I'm so excited," he said.
This week, Patrick said he was not sure how Our Neddy Boy would go after the rain but said after breaking him in, he knew was a good strider, whether it was wet or dry around the farm.
Oaklands Stud and Neville Stewart had a good week, with new stud sire Wicked Style producing his first winner for local trainer John Pointon.
Neville said he would head to the Capricornia sales with a strong team of Ferocity, Wicked Styles and All Bar One progeny, off the back of the tremendous run the breeds were enjoying.